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We work closely with sponsored program agencies such as the Institute of International Education (IIE), LASPAU, and AMIDEAST, to name a few. In addition, we have relationships with the staff at the Cultural and Educational Divisions of the foreign embassies and consulates in the U.S., and have met with representatives of foreign employers, non-governmental organizations, and other institutions abroad who send students to UC San Diego. 

We are happy to provide exceptional advising and support services that are tailored to the needs of sponsors and their students.

In addition, the Sponsored Students & Programs Unit welcomes short-term visits from current prospective sponsored program agencies to UC San Diego. Please use the Sponsor Visit Request Form below to inquire about scheduling such a visit.


Vingroup VinA Scholarships for UC San Diego


Program Overview

The Science and Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees” is a component of the Science and Technology Resources Development Project for Vietnam funded by VinGroup. An affiliate of VinGroup, the VinAcademy Education & Training LLC (VinA), established a private, non-profit university named VinUniversity. The scholarship program, administered by VinUniversity, allows Vietnamese master’s and doctoral students to receive funding to pursue degrees in STEM subjects at UC San Diego. More information on the program can be found at .


The Application Process

  • Applicants will first apply to VinUniversity.
  • For successful applicants, UC San Diego will then share the list of applicants with their respective departments to facilitate the admission process to UC San Diego.
  • It is important to note that admission to UC Diego is not guaranteed.
    More information on the application process can be found at .
  • A complete list of UC San Diego’s master’s and doctoral programs can be found at .


Scholarship Details

The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees, stipend, round trip airfare, insurance, professional development grant and allowances for settling-in and reintegration.
  • There are no application fees for students.


UC San Diego is very excited to collaborate with VinA and to welcome successful students to campus.

Information for Current or Prospective Sponsor Visitors

The Sponsored Students & Programs Unit encourages visits from current or prospective sponsored program agencies from all over the world. A prospective sponsored program visitor is a representative from that agency or institute who requests to visit UC San Diego for the purpose of learning more about our campus and the specialized services we offer for international sponsored students. Such visitors are typically on campus from a few hours to a full day.

Sponsor Visit Request Form

To request meetings with senior administrators and/or academic divisions, research units, or professional schools, the Sponsored Students Services & Programs Unit asks that the requesting party submit the completed Sponsor Visit Request Form at least 10 days prior to the proposed visit date. More advanced notice may result in increased availability of requested meeting participants. Additional meetings requested and/or visitors added less than 10 days before the proposed visit date are unlikely to be accommodated.

Upon receipt of the Sponsor Visit Request Form, the Sponsored Students Unit will consult with the appropriate academic divisions and administrators to determine whether we are able to support the requested visit. We will respond to your request within 2 business days of receiving the form.


Hotel, Transportation, and General Information

Please see the following overview of travel and accommodation resources in the UC San Diego area. The Visitor Guide to UC San Diego also provides lodging, transportation, and other information for visitors to our campus.

The following local hotels offer UC San Diego rates. Please ask for the UC San Diego rate at the time you make your reservation:

Interpretation Services

We welcome the use of interpreters during meetings. If given advance notice, the Sponsored Students & Programs Unit may be able to provide interpretation services, depending on interpreter availability.

Current Events and Information

See What's Happening at UC San Diego and Events @UC San Diego for current information about activities and events on campus.

Current or Recent Sponsors

The following organizations are currently sponsoring or have recently sponsored degree-seeking UC San Diego students at either the graduate or undergraduate level: